Big Brothers Big Sisters Challenges Commissioners

by Emily Baird on March 8, 2010 at 8:22 am

Big Brothers Big Sisters also met with the Muskingum County Commissioners this afternoon and are asking for their support.

The organization says it is serving more kids in our area.

"Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Zanesville has grown dramatically over the past few years. So, obviously, people recognize that what we do does make a difference in the lives of children, " says Executive Director, Mollie Crooks.

However, to fully service these kids, it needs more volunteers and more funding. So, Crooks is challenging the commissioners to help Big Brothers Big Sisters with its upcoming "Bowl for Kids’ Sake" tournament.

"A little incentive, we said the city already has five teams. So, we’re hoping we have at least five teams from the county. We’re putting some plans together for a Wii tournament to be held downtown, possibly at Secrest Auditorium as well as some community Wii tournaments throughout the county, " says Crooks.

To gain more volunteers, Crooks is also asking some of the county heads to consider being a mentor. So, the commissioners are discussing if they can approve a motion to have interested employees take one hour out of their schedules a week to spend time with a local child.